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Chamber hosts Crimestoppers CEO

Feb 10th, 2014 | By
Chamber hosts Crimestoppers CEO

Darlene Cusanza, president and CEO of Crimestoppers of Greater New Orleans, gave a keynote presentation to the St. Bernard Chamber of Commere at their monthly luncheon on January 22. Much of Cusanza’s presentation outlined the programs Crimestoppers has implemented to reach different audiences. She said that many of Crimestoppers’ most trusted informants were displaced after […]



Judge dismisses restraining order request

Feb 10th, 2014 | By

On Wednesday, Orleans civil court judge Regina Bartholomew dismissed Sharon Schaefer Peralta’s request for a restraining order against Dave Peralta, her husband and St. Bernard Parish President. The judge said that the request would have to be handled by the 34th Judicial District Court in St. Bernard Parish. President Peralta had already filed for a […]



Hospital workers protest third-party ownership

Feb 10th, 2014 | By

Several St. Bernard Parish Hospital employees appeared in the Council Chambers Tuesday night to voice their concerns over their job security and the state of the hospital. On the agenda Tuesday night was an ordinance asking the Hospital Service District (HSD) “to submit a list of operational negative impact items if the hospital were managed […]



Parish braces for winter storm, emerges unscathed

Jan 31st, 2014 | By
Parish braces for winter storm, emerges unscathed

St. Bernard Parish officials were grateful to residents for heeding their cautions regarding the winter storm that fell upon Greater New Orleans on Tuesday. “People did a remarkable job in following our suggestions,” said Parish President Dave Peralta, who declared a state of emergency for the parish after consulting with the National Weather Service. The […]



Swan River Yoga in Arabi celebrates anniversary

Jan 24th, 2014 | By
Swan River Yoga in Arabi celebrates anniversary

The Swan River Community Center celebrated its third anniversary Thursday night in their studio at 7011 St. Claude, #213. Co-founder Haiyan Khan has been using the space to teach yoga classes on a donation-only basis since he and fellow co-founder Keith Porteous opened it in 2011. The studio was founded on the premise that teachers […]



Sister Dot says goodbye

Jan 24th, 2014 | By
Sister Dot says goodbye

Our Lady of Prompt Succor (OLPS) held a special retirement ceremony for Sister Dorothy “Dot” Maniscalco on January 16. Sister Dot served OLPS from 1979 until the end of 2013, when she decided to retire due to declining health issues. During Sister Dot’s time at OLPS, she helped the school earn several awards. In 1996, […]



Participate in the Irish Italian Isleños Parade April 6

Jan 24th, 2014 | By

The St. Bernard Irish Italian Isleños Parade is currently filling slots for princesses, sponsors, floats and riders in preparation for their 13th annual parade on April 6. The parade currently has 36 floats signed up, but the parade’s President, Chad O’Neil, is hoping to add another few to the schedule. Princesses, aged 11 through 17, […]



Water chlorine levels returning to normal

Jan 17th, 2014 | By

Parish President David Peralta announced at the January 7 council meeting that the parish is close to returning to normal levels of chlorine in the water system. The chlorine is a result of efforts to eradicate a threatening amoeba that was found in the water at four locations in St. Bernard last September. In his […]



Leadership St. Bernard accepting applications

Jan 17th, 2014 | By

The St. Bernard Chamber of Commerce is currently accepting applications for its Leadership St. Bernard program. The program, which will meet six times from late February through early July, “is designed to get people involved in the community and prepare them to lead St. Bernard,” said Kerri Callais-Lubrano, a chamber board member and chairperson of […]



St. Bernard residents speak out against CPRA’s planned diversions

Jan 17th, 2014 | By
St. Bernard residents speak out against CPRA’s planned diversions

  Several St. Bernard Parish residents and representatives from environmental groups voiced their concerns over the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority’s (CPRA) planned large-scale river diversions at CPRA’s public meeting in Belle Chasse on Tuesday. The two diversions–which would channel Mississippi River freshwater into brackish marshes at Braithwaite and Myrtle Grove–went mostly undiscussed during CPRA’s […]